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Can you put an SSD where an HDD goes?

Dylan Stanco
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Go to solution Solved by Fasauceome,

Yeah you can put an SSD where a HDD goes, they both use SATA

3 minutes ago, Dylan Stanco said:

I am new to this site so instruct me on where to go for these type of topics. 

You're posting in the right place, no worries :)

A few months ago I purchased a Dell G7. It is a beautiful laptop and great performance. But I only have 256 GB of storage on my SSD and I only installed about 7 games and was left with about 25%f my drive space left. And with the nature of SSDs you don't want to completely fill your SSDs because it will lower the life time of the drive. Now my Laptop has a space for a SATA HDD. I was wondering if since the interface is the same, could I put a SATA SSD into where the HDD would be? I know that SSDs are a more of a "luxury" but in reality that's ways things are moving. Just wondering if anybody knows if it is possible. Thank you. 

 

PS: I am new to this site so instruct me on where to go for these type of topics. 

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Yeah you can put an SSD where a HDD goes, they both use SATA

3 minutes ago, Dylan Stanco said:

I am new to this site so instruct me on where to go for these type of topics. 

You're posting in the right place, no worries :)

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5 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Yeah you can put an SSD where a HDD goes, they both use SATA

You're posting in the right place, no worries :)

What If the mount is too big for the hardruve?

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Just now, Mr alex said:

What If the mount is too big for the hardruve?

What's the mounting mechanish? If you can put a single screw in the SSD, you don't have to worry about mechanical parts moving the drive around and wearing it down.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Laptop SATA slots use 2.5" drives. Laptop HDDs and SATA SSDs are both 2.5", so they would both fit. 3.5" HDDs are 'desktop' drives and require a physically larger space, there are no 3.5" SSDs (that I'm aware of).

 

2.5" HDDs and SATA SSDs have screw holes in the same locations, so your laptop's mounting hardware should screw into either type of drive.

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33 minutes ago, Mr alex said:

What If the mount is too big for the hardruve?

Just buy a mounting bracket converter thing like https://www.amazon.com/2-5-3-5-Bay-SSD-Bracket/dp/B00AYJFXIQ

 

EDIT: I had a dyslexic moment, you wanted the opposite. At that point, it may not be possible unless someone makes a mount in the opposite direction and you have enough room in the chassis

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I appreciate guys! I had a feeling I could but I wanted to make sure. 

 

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